Matt & Kim Music Profile - Metacritic
Matt and Kim are an indie pop band They have 4 albums out, Grand, Matt and Kim They both met at college (Prat Institute) in and have been dating ever since. Detention of the Dead (performer: "Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare") / (writer: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Documentary) ("CameraBuggin'") . Two years before starting the wildly exuberant keyboard-drum duo Matt and Kim, Matt Johnson met Kim Schifino at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. Check out Almost Everyday [Explicit] by Matt and Kim on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or So for me, this is Matt and Kim's weakest album to date. I found it.
The duo also performed the song on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The video was filmed during winter on a cold day. They also engaged in a two-month nationwide tour from September to November. They released their third studio album, Sidewalksin November on the Fader Label. This was the duo's first album to not be self-produced. Instead, Ben Allen, who had previously produced albums for Gnarls Barkley and Animal Collectivewas one of the co-producers.
When comparing the budget for the "Cameras" video against the one for "Lessons Learned," Johnson noted, "We spent 10 times as much money to make this happen. The duo released their fourth studio album, Lightningon the Fader Label in October We always took it one step at a time. Here's something your parents don't tell you: That was really helpful to the band. Then you're just enjoying things in the moment that you're doing them.
It's not about trying to do things in steps to get other places.
I remember discussing that I never want to play a show that I wouldn't go to. I think there are a lot of times where you're encouraged to play a show because it's the proper stepping-stone to get you somewhere else.
Having come from only really playing in warehouses and stuff in Brooklyn, we made them make the ticket price six dollars, because that's what our fans wanted to pay. It was the lowest ticket price they've ever done at Bowery Ballroom.
What do you attribute your longevity to? I find that sometimes bands decide what it would take for them to be successful. Say, like, "We gotta win a Grammy.
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That's when we're successful. It's like how rarely does that happen for a band? So, you're spending your entire career failing, if that's your beacon of success. But, if you're like me and Kim, you're just happy every time you come back to town and there are a few more people there. Or you're happy every time you put out a song and people seem excited about it. Then you're just constantly a success. Every day you get to celebrate.
A Q & A with Matt and Kim’s Matt Johnson
What was the first one you ever had? Coming from a punk background and, especially, growing up and listening to punk music, it was such a concern. It happened and it was fine. But we were nervous about it. Then, the next one that came was a Bacardi commercial with " Daylight.
I'm sure it could be looked up online. It didn't have any talking over our song. It's gonna be "Shorty. Did you have a hard time finding a place you both liked? We did search for about a year, but we agreed on everything we wanted for the most part. Kim and I bizarrely agree on a lot of stuff, like way more than two people who spend 24 hours a day together should.
Somehow we don't want to kill each other; that's the amazing thing. We're kind of the same person. We shared a cell phone for like six years. How did you call each other? We never had to—we're always together! What was on your list when you were house hunting? We wanted at least three bedrooms because we both do a lot of work at home. Surprisingly, for a band, 95 percent of the work has nothing to do with music.Matt and Kim - "Overexposed" (Official First Listen)
Kim's always answering emails. We're just really involved with everything from the artwork to our music videos, so…we both wanted our own office space. We've been sharing one room as an office, but it makes it really easy for Kim to turn to me and be like, "Hey, what do you think of this?
I think it might be a scientific fact that men cannot multitask. So we needed our own workspace. Matt isn't very organized at all. I organize everything in our place except his computer.
I'm the kind of dude that when the desktop gets full, I just drag it all into one folder called "desktop. Did you know for sure that you wanted to stay in Brooklyn? We both grew up in the Northeast, so it's nice being a few hours away from where we both started out. I don't know, it's a weird addiction. Did you tell her about how you proposed when we were looking for a place?
You guys are engaged? No, not proposed like marriage-proposed. After a year of looking, we were hanging out in LA and went over to my friend's place, which is a great house in Silver Lake. So I peeked at some real estate—it's so much more affordable than it is here. I was like, "Kim, we should move to LA.
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And I said, "Hell no, thank you! You weren't serious, were you Matt? I was kind of serious. I think it was a desperate feeling.
Yeah, not to get all serious but We don't see our families or friends a whole lot. We hadn't found a place, we were stuck living in the place we're in now and things just seemed to be getting worse than they'd been in the past six years…. But luckily, we've had a good year. Is it ready to move into, or are you going to do any major work first? We're moving the kitchen from the downstairs to the upstairs, so that's a big job.
It's a fully gut-renovated building, so it's a good slate to start with. The dream is not to have a practice space anymore and just be able to have a room set up in our apartment. So we're talking about soundproofing….
Are you bringing any of the furniture you have or buying all new stuff? We have some finds—like a couple of old '50s tables and some cool, old chairs—but we're definitely looking forward to getting new things. We'd always see things we wanted and not be able to get them because we cannot fit another thing into our [current] apartment.
A Q & A with Matt and Kim’s Matt Johnson
We live in less than square feet now, and the new place is around 2, or 3, We're at the point where we're thinking about what's going to go where, and every day I'm going to the store to buy another home magazine…. I'd definitely like to get rid of all our [low-end] furniture. I think that's another grown-up step. Is there anything you've seen that you can't wait to get? There are a lot of great stores around [Williamsburg]. But I also know that in Vermont, the used furniture market is a lot less expensive.
We want to take a road trip with a box truck and see what we can find. We want a giant kitchen table, one of those really big tables with a thick wooden top. Yeah, my brother and I did our homework at our kitchen table every day. We didn't go to our rooms. So the table's one thing. And we need a bed frame. We definitely need a really good couch.
I want either two couches or a sectional because we're always competing and trying to fit when we lie down. And I always get the bad end of the deal. He just takes up the most amount of space. It's a very "old country" feel. The first time I went to Matt's parents' house, I loved it. It's a Vermont-style house that just has this nice homey feel with, like, clapboards on the bottom and… What do you call that? You're not going to be able to explain this!
I don't know, we like things that feel…like [exposed] beams and chipped paint… We like the old personality of places rather than super-new, super-clean. It has to have a feeling of history or whatnot…. We're going to coin that. I don't think we can coin that because I think it exists. Do you like to decorate with personal stuff or buy made art for the walls?